Robert McDonald

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Senate Could Confirm Robert McDonald as Next VA Secretary

Robert McDonald Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expects the Senate to confirm Robert McDonald to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Politico reported Wednesday. Lauren ...
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House Approves Bill to Halt Internet Access Taxes

The U.S. House has passed a bill to prohibit the imposition of taxes on Internet access, Reuters reported Tuesday. Kevin Drawbaugh writes the legislation would forbit state and local ...
Julian Castro

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Julian Castro was confirmed by a 71-26 Senate vote Wednesday to succeed Shaun Donovan as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Reuters reported Wednesday. Elvina Nawaguna writes ...
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Pentagon Nominees Jamie Morin, Jessica Wright Receive Senate Approval

Jamie Morin, comptroller of the Air Force since 2009, has been confirmed by the Senate as cost assessment and program evaluation lead at the Defense Department, Defense News reported ...
Shaun Donovan

Senate Set to Vote on Shaun Donovan’s Nomination as OMB Head

Shaun Donovan The Senate is set to vote on the nomination of Shaun Donovan as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici ...
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Senate Bill Would Give Federal CIOs More Decision-Making Authority

A bill introduced in the Senate seeks to expand federal chief information officers’ authority to decide on information technology acquisitions and reprogramming requests, Federal ...
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Mike Rogers Expects Senate to Approve Cyber Sharing Bill

Mike Rogers Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), House Intelligence Committee chairman, said Thursday that the Senate will likely pass a cybersecurity bill to let companies exchange information ...
Ed Gillespie

Former Bush Adviser Ed Gillespie Selected Virginia GOP Nominee for Senate

Ed Gillespie Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee chairman and adviser to then-President George W. Bush, received the Virginia Republican Senate nomination and will ...
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Senate Deal Aims to Reduce Wait Times for Vet Medical Care; Bernie Sanders Comments

A bipartisan agreement was reached in the Senate Thursday to provide military veterans an option to receive medical care at hospitals other than those run by the Department of Veterans ...
Sylvia Matthews Burwell

Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Face Final Confirmation Vote As HHS Nominee

The Senate has moved to advance the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as human and health services secretary to a final hearing in the chamber, GovExec reported Wednesday. Sophie ...